Blaine for County Executive


| Patrick W. Allen | Steven R. Berryman | Chris Cavey | Joe Charlebois | Guest Columnist | Harry M. Covert | Norman M. Covert | Patricia A. Kelly | Farrell Keough | Jill King | Earl 'Rocky' Mackintosh | Tom McLaughlin | Roy Meachum | Zachary Peters | Cindy A. Rose | Derek Shackelford | John W. Ashbury | Richard B. Weldon Jr. | Blaine R. Young |


 Re-Elect David Brinkley for Senate

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Right-Wing Big Top Rolls Into Nevada
Patrick W. Allen

We learned this past week that in Nevada you can completely disregard grazing fees on Bureau of Land Management land for decades and cry foul when the bill collector shows up at your door. Then, you can convince right-wing extremists and faux news outlets to get behind your “their picking on me” cause.

Kampong Panglima Seman
Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – The history of Borneo is entwined in legend and fact. The story of Panglima Seman is one such story where the mythology and the reality become entangled in a web. The mythology is believed and, therefore, it must be part of the history.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vilest of Evils
Roy Meachum

Sometimes it happens that not recognizing homosexuals is the vilest of evils. That’s a new thing. In my childhood, growing up in New Orleans, “gays” or “queers” at least were not glaringly apparent all the time.

My Friends from High Places
Harry M. Covert

Every so often intelligent informed recipients of writers, commentators and word merchants of all stripes are entitled to knowing if the latter can honestly be considered worthy of their educated speculations, sentiments and assumptions.

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Response to a Column
Blaine R. Young

I have written columns for now for over a decade and for The Gazette for a number of years prior. I strongly believe in newspaper and online columns as valuable vehicles to promote the exchange of ideas and philosophies among citizens.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Blaine Young Alone
Roy Meachum

There was a story in The Frederick News-Post emphasizing the president of the Board of County Commissioners is all alone in selling the public facilities, Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rabble, Babble and Frederick’s Issues
Harry M. Covert

In the land of the free and home of the brave what is more fun than keeping abreast of the nefarious activities under way in the “republic” of Frederick, both city and county.

How Rewarding Is Volunteer Charity Work?
Blaine R. Young

It seems like all anyone wants to talk about these days around Frederick County is politics. As we are in an election year, sometimes I am guilty of that as well, but not today.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pardon Me, I'd Like to Testify!
Patrick W. Allen

I am generally a fairly reclusive person, but after watching the Monrovia Town Center public hearings on the local government cable channel, I had no choice but to come out of hiding and speak my piece.

The Kampongs Across the River
Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – Across the river from my condo are several kampungs. A kampung can be divided with a surau, which is a small mosque that cannot hold Friday prayers, the most important day of the week.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Nerve of Michael Hough
Roy Meachum

That headline is incomplete; it should show the elected official’s title. He will not be a delegate after the November voting. Instead, he’s chosen to take on State Sen. David Brinkley, speaking of a titmouse challenging a lion.

Lessons for Holy Week
Harry M. Covert

Since my earliest days on this planet the oft-used word “luck” has always been considered a blessing from the Divine. Nothing has changed since those formative times. If anything the celestial consents seem more obvious.

Monday, April 14, 2014

An Ode to the Willfully Disenfranchised
Steven R. Berryman

It is amazing to see the willfully disenfranchised among us continue to complain about their circumstances, and then surrender or flee. The freedom of choice abounding in what remains of America includes “the Freedom of Ignorance”...the freedom to allow heads to remain in sand, ostrich-like.

Representing Two Masters
Jill King

The Frederick County Teachers Association (FCTA) came out with its list of endorsements last week; none of them, of course, are shocking. If you were running against a teacher, would you even bother to apply for their endorsement?

Yellow Cab
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